Whether performing her own compositions or her arrangements of standards, Bay Area native Michelle Pollace [poh-LAH-chi] honors the roots of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music while adding a new voice. Her latest CD, New Beginning, has garnered favorable press as well as airplay on around 200 satellite, public, and college radio stations, plus made the “most added releases” list in JazzWeek.

Sharon Cawood is currently an Area Director for N2 Publishing, a national company serving over 800 communities in 49 states – Turning Neighborhoods Into Communities. She’s experienced in business start-up operations – site research and development, forecasting, budget development and marketing strategy development.

Nancy Maron has over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology. Her work with the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R helped to advance the need for digital initiatives to adopt business practice in order to become sustainable. Today, Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about new and existing programs and products.